Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said on Friday that as many as 49 people have been killed by COVID-19 in the last 24 hours and the total number of deaths in the province has reached 1,013 people.
In a daily briefing, CM Murad Ali Shah said that 2,894 new coronaviruses were discovered through 13,662 tests.
He insisted that the total number of coronavirus cases in Sindh increased to 65,163 after detecting 2,849 new infections.
The Chief Minister said a total of 31,425 patients were treated with COVID-19, of which 29,818 were isolated at home and 64 in isolation centers.
CM Murad added that since the number of people who have reported the deadly virus has reached 23,725, more people have recovered from the disease and returned to their homes.
He insisted that 673 patients were in critical condition, 113 of whom were on respirators.
Earlier on June 18, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah had said 48 more people had died of the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours – the highest number of fatalities in the province since the outbreak of the virus.
In a statement about the coronavirus, he said that the number of people dying from the virus in Sindh has risen to 964. He added that there were 2,286 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of the county to 62,269.